The Nazis are the best thing that ever happened to Hollywood action movies, but they were a pox on American political conversation in 2010. I don’t know if there are awards given for rhetorical devices, but maybe Hitler and the Nazis should have accepted one for 2010.
On this subject:
I’ve long felt that the Daily Show’s ability to find obscure video clips containing very specific details or references is just short of magical. Hell, it is magical. Anyhow, Jon Stewart recently paid his staff tribute while simultaneously pointing out, yet again, that FoxNews is a morally-and rhetorically-bankrupt rage dispensary. It’s beautiful viewing.
In case you’re not familiar with this great law, Godwin’s Law is a wonderful internet-age adage worth familiarizing yourself with. I love that message boards have been around long enough to generate such hilarious and depressing observations on human behavior and discourse.